Portland, OR – Motorcyclist Loses Life in Crash on SE Powell Ave near SE 62nd AveOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (May 16, 2022) – A motorcycle accident reported on the Southeast side of Portland on Saturday afternoon claimed one person’s life. At around 3:45 p.m., on May 14, calls for assistance came in surrounding an auto wreck on Southeast Powell Avenue.
Reports from authorities show that a motorcyclist was traveling through the area of Southeast Powell Avenue and Southeast 62nd Avenue during the afternoon hours. For unknown reasons, the motorcycle collided with a 4-door sedan.
The motorcyclist sustained fatal injuries in the accident and was pronounced deceased at the scene by responding paramedics. The driver of the sedan sustained serious injuries and was rushed to a local hospital.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victim injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Oregon
Hundreds of people lose their lives in automobile accidents in the state of Oregon every year. Here in Portland, we see a significant number of people killed in accidents as a result of driver negligence. When drivers fail to yield to others, drive while distracted, or engage in other reckless actions, they placed the lives of others sharing the road at risk.
Unfortunately, there are many cases where motorcyclists end up losing their lives in crashes. Riders often have little more than helmets to protect them during collisions. As a result, the chances of suffering catastrophic and fatal injuries are dramatically increased. Many motorcyclists are ejected from their vehicles and suffer from even more severe injuries.
When motorcyclists lose their lives and accidents, they often leave behind families to grieve their unexpected loss. In some cases, families can seek legal guidance to get justice for their loved ones. A Portland wrongful death lawyer can provide your family with the best chance possible of getting justice and collecting compensation to help cover some of the costs you face.
The Portland motorcycle accident lawyers at Kivel & Howard have decades of experience representing families who have lost a loved one in accidents. Our lawyers are fully committed to providing our clients with the representation they need and deserve. We fight diligently to ensure our clients are able to collect the maximum amount of compensation for funeral expenses, lost earnings, loss of inheritance, and more. Our lawyers will fight to ensure you get justice for your loved one and the compensation you need to cover the financial burdens you face moving forward.
If your loved one has lost their life as a result of a motorcycle accident, contact our Oregon personal injury law firm by calling (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800. Our lawyers can meet with you for a free consultation to discuss your case and to help you get justice.
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Disclaimer: These posts are written with the intent to provide Oregonians with overall driving and safety information in an effort to reduce the number of serious accidents that take place on our roads and highways. These posts are not intended to provide medical or legal advice of any kind. The photograph used in this story is not representative of the actual accident scene.